When you get a phone call and the first thing they say is "Don't hang up. This is not a sales call."

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    What do you do?

    I hang the fuck up.

    Kudos to the guy who thought that up though. I bet that at least 1/10 of 1% of the people really don't hang up that otherwise would.
     
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    It's the same when solicitors come to the door .... I just shut the door in their face except if kids but definitely for everyone else; especially the JWs
     
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    i usually string them on till their just about to make the sale and then i tell them to fuck off
     
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    hi. this is Sal Governale...
     
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    I've recently revised my methodology. I used to abruptly interrupt them and say no thanks and hang up. Now I just quietly hang up hoping they don't notice and go on thinking they are getting a sale until I don't answer their closing question. It pleases me to know I'm wasting their time and getting their hopes up.
     
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    i had a Paki on the phone for about 1/2 hour one day. one of those ''this is microsoft and you have a virus''. he kept telling me to go to this website. i kept misspelling it to him. he'd say ''J'' i'd say A? etc. he ended up hanging up
     
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    I received one yesterday. "You have been randomly selected for a $9000 grant from the US government." It's gonna really piss me off if I read that the government decided to just give away $9000 to random people and I screwed myself out of it by being a doubter.
     
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    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    When I first moved here to Tampa, I was eating dinner at a relative's house and answered the phone. After saying, "Hello?" the second time, the relative yelled at me to hang up. This was my first exposure to those automatic dialers that wait @ 8 seconds to have a live person join you on the other end. Now, if someone isn't talking within 2 seconds, they're eating shit.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Yeah, I don't understand that. They can program them to answer as soon as you say hello. I'm guessing they can stretch their staffing out a bit by using that delay so they won't have to have people sitting around waiting on calls.
     
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    Did you tell him your name was Rusty?
     
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    I love fucking with telemarketers. As long as you don't swear at them, they can't hang up! Waste their time all day long!
     
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    Lennie Butthult

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    the indians go crazy. they tell you to go fuck your mother, your mothers a whole, blah blah blah. they usually whisper it if you get them mad enough
     
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    Obama money.